Ben Carson rails against mandates to ease disparities, supports them in a neurosurgery journal

Dr. Jen Gunter

Dr. Ben Carson has been tapped by the President Elect to be the Secretary of Housing Development (HUD).

HUD, nicely summarized in the New York Times, “devotes itself to ensuring that families of low-income and modest means have access to safe homes and neighborhoods.” HUD helps people with less money get homes and is tasked with making sure that housing discrimination does not happen.

If you read Dr. Ben Carson’s recent academic publications you might think that he is the man for the job. After all in an opinion piece in 2012 in the Journal of Neurosurgery that he coauthored he cared so much about disparities that the article was in fact entitled “Disparities in Care.”


The article is a commentary on another study that identified delays in care related to pituitary adenomas (a type of tumor in the pituitary gland). Visual symptoms are a common reason…

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